Lifefone’s services are not just for those who live alone, are retired, or even the elderly. Your children’s safety at home is also important to us.
Children learn from many sources as they grow, and home should be where they learn the most. Teaching them safety at home should be the rule, not an exception. In many modern families, both parents work outside of the home, making it even more important that your children learn about safety at home. Here are five safety tips for your children.
Keep cleaning products and other chemicals properly stored away – From detergent to deodorant, many household products are potentially hazardous to kids if swallowed. To be sure that you’ve stored them properly, think from their perspective.
Keep electrical outlets and exposed wires covered – Make your home safe from all kinds of electric shock by covering electrical outlets you do not use on a regular basis. Keep the cords on your small appliances tucked away, and make sure that they don’t have any damage to their insulated covers. If so, either purchase a replacement, or have the cords replaced by a professional.
Pet safety – Pets are can be very affectionate, but some actions startle them, and could cause your dog or cat to react. Teach them at an early age to not pull their tail or their ears. Tell them to not bother their pets when they are eating. We know children don’t like anyone messing with their food, and it’s the same for a dog or cat. It’s recommended that they don’t try to take away Fido’s toy either.
Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – When a fire breaks out, you and your children have only seconds to escape the heat, smoke and deadly gases. In addition, have an exit strategy and safe zone already determined, and practice the plan with your family. That way, in case of a fire, everyone can get to safety more quickly.
Better safe than sorry – Keep a list of all your emergency contacts in a place where your children can see them and make appropriate calls if necessary. Friends, neighbors, poison control, doctor, pharmacy, etc. Make sure they understand what dictates an emergency, and who to call. Have a well-stocked first aid kit placed in an easily accessible location.
No matter how child proof your home is, or what safety features you have installed, accidents and emergencies do happen. LifeFone’s Family Guard® gives you all the benefits of LifeFone’s Mobile Alert™ - a personal panic button that you can assign to your cell phone or a family member plus the ability to monitor real-time locations for up to three family members. It provides added peace of mind by giving you arrival alerts for your loved ones.
You can customize your app to meet the needs of your family. You can add protection to your children’s smart phones, so they have their own ‘panic’ button in case of an emergency. The Family Guard App provides four modes of assistance while preserving your privacy.
To get more information, call our customer care line to find out how to add LifeFone’s Family Guard to your other in-home safety features.